SOCCER - Florida State Adds Transfer Onyi Echegini

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State announced the addition of Onyi Echegini, a transfer from Mississippi State on Wednesday.

Head Coach Brian Pensky on Echegini: “We are elated to add Onyi to our group. I’ve known her for three-plus years now and have always respected her as a player. Onyi is technical and intelligent, and at the same time, quite athletic. She will fit in nicely with the culture of our program. She wants to be great. She wants to play this game for as long as possible, and those qualities have certainly been staples here at FSU for quite some time.

Onyi Echegini | Midfielder | 5-9 | London, England | Mississippi State

At Mississippi State:
Echegini comes to Florida State after spending the last three seasons at Mississippi State… during her time at Mississippi State she played in 42 games with 35 starts… she scored 11 goals and tallied six assists for a total of 28 points from her midfield position over the last three seasons… in 2021 she started in 15 matches with 1,350 minutes of playing time…she led the team in shots (50), shots on goal (22) and assists (5)… she was tied for first in points (9) and game-winners (2) and tied for third in goals (2)… in 2020, Echegini played in and started 13 matches for a total of 1,172 minutes with 36 shots and 15 of those on goal… she scored five goals with one game-winner… she finished the season tied for the team lead with 11 points and led the team with five goals… her 36 shots and 15 on goal also lead the team… as a freshman in 2019 she played in 14 matches with seven starts for a total of 517 minutes… she scored four goals and averaged 0.57 goals per game in league play, which was fourth in the SEC… she ended her freshman season ranked No. 1 in MSU’s SEC-only career record book averaging 1.14 points per game, 0.57 goals per game and 4.00 shots per game in her career.

High School/Club: Played at Bexleyheath Academy where her team won the London Borough of Bexley Championship three times … Bexleyheath placed third in the London Youth Games and took second in the Football Association Kent Cup … played her club soccer with Arsenal FC where she won the FA Cup in 2019 … also ran on the cross country and track teams and played volleyball and handball … held school records in the 3000m and high jump.

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